a good baby

Nothing infuriates me more than when people, especially strangers, ask if Liam is a "good baby." What does that even mean? What am I going to say? "No, he kinda sucks, but I can't return him so I just deal with it..." I mean, really? I wonder what these people consider a good baby to be? Liam often has fits for no reason. He sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night and refuses to go back to sleep. He will fight naps like you wouldn't believe. He has, on occasion, pulled my hair or hit me. He has made a scene in public causing us to have to leave restaurants or church so he doesn't disturb other people. I'm guessing this isn't anyone's definition of a "good baby." But you know what? He also has a smile that makes my heart melt. He laughs and squeals with delight when he sees me or Alex first thing in the morning. Despite a mouthful of teeth he never bites me while nursing. He loves going for walks and always quietly observes others around us. He never fusses at bath time. He plays independently pretty well and he likes playing with others as well.

He's a BABY. And like all babies he has good moments and bad moments. And I don't care what anyone thinks. I'm sure people have raised their eyebrows at his behavior more than once but in my eyes he is the BEST baby. My love for him never diminishes. I thank God for Liam's life and all the ways he blesses me.